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The BCA is the state’s most powerful and effective advocate for business at the Alabama Legislature and the U.S. Congress.

Through our political action committee, ProgressPAC, we work hard to help elect candidates who understand the issues of concern to Alabama business. However, it is the member companies that develop and drive BCA’s actions in the legislative arena and at the ballot box, promoting those agendas through the organization’s far-reaching grassroots network and policy committee structure.

Let us know how we can advocate for your business on the matters that mean the most to you. Contact our Intergovernmental Affairs and Advocacy Department, 334-834-6000.

Week 3 of the 2018 Session

House Ways and Means General Fund Chairman Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, at Tuesday’s briefing, said next year’s General Fund looks to be in fairly good shape now that Congress has extended CHIP funding for children for six years. Glen Wilkins, director of public affairs and government relations for BCA member …

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School Choice Week in Alabama Draws 1,500 to Capitol

Alabama observed National School Choice Week in Montgomery today with a rally at the Capitol and speeches about the importance of quality schools, including an endorsement of education choices by Business Council of Alabama first Vice Chairman Mike Kemp. “As a business owner in Alabama, it’s imperative that we have …

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Week 2 of the 2018 Session

The House and Senate this week acknowledged Alabama’s unusually extreme winter ice and snow by cancelling Wednesday committee meetings and holding short sessions on Thursday. Both bodies are scheduled to return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the session’s fifth legislative day. The Senate on Tuesday passed SB 98 by Sen. Arthur …

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Week 1 of the 2018 Session

The House and Senate convening for the 2018 regular legislative session on Tuesday immediately went to work in anticipation of adjourning sine die earlier than usual in order to begin campaigning for the June party primaries. All 140 legislative seats are up for election this November as well as the …

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Now’s Your Chance to Support Scholarship Funding for Deserving Alabama Children

We are Alabama. We celebrate the success of our industry, businesses and of course our football. However, there are thousands of disadvantaged kids that, despite having big dreams and capabilities, will be excluded from these opportunities. How many more children do we lose from under-education, dropping out, and even bullying? …

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School Choice Video Contest Announced

Today is the day that official submissions for the Choices in Education video contest can begin being submitted nationwide. Results of the video contest sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education will be used to promote how education freedom and opportunities have made a difference in the lives of children and …

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Department of Revenue Issues Favorable Ruling for Tax Credit Scholarship Donors

The Alabama Department of Revenue has cleared up confusion over the tax treatment of donations to scholarship funds for underprivileged children attending failing public schools by ruling this month how those donations interact with estimated-tax penalty rules, according to Business Council of Alabama member Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLC. Many …

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BCA Praises Governor Ivey’s Emphasis on Legislative Cooperation to Ensure Alabama’s Infrastructure Readiness

Governor Kay Ivey attended Thursday’s White House infrastructure meeting hosted by President Trump and promised to work with the Alabama Legislature to ensure Alabama is ready to take advantage of the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan. “I look forward to working with the Alabama House and Senate to ensure we …

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Capital Briefing for Week 13 of the 2017 Session: Sine Die

Politics dominated the 2017 session of the Alabama Legislature that adjourned Sine Die on Friday. The session that saw the resignation of the governor included passage of an autism medical insurance coverage mandate that will cost businesses and policyholders millions of dollars a year and, by design, will leave Alabama’s …

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Governor Ivey Joins BCA and Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure in Celebrating Infrastructure Week

Earlier this week, Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation announcing this week as Infrastructure Week in Alabama. This act continues Governor Ivey’s resounding support of investing in Alabama’s infrastructure, specifically our state’s roads and bridges. Just last week, she announced the expansion of Interstate 65 in north Shelby County which …

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